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In 1806, Mexican statesman Benito Juarez, who was Mexico's first president of Indian ancestry, was born in Oaxaca.
In 1942, the headquarters of U.S. Forces Philippines was moved to Corregidor.
In 1963, the Alcatraz federal prison island in San Francisco Bay was emptied of its last inmates at the order of Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy.
In 1995, thousands of Japanese police raided the offices of a secretive religious group, Aum Shinri Kyo, in connection with nerve-gas attacks on Tokyo subways that killed 12 people and sickened thousands.
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